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By: Rebecca O’Connor, Policy Director

DCCADV’s Policy Department hit the ground running in 2010, working to advance an ambitious policy agenda and responding to legislation filed by the D.C. Council and Mayor Fenty’s Administration.  In addition to securing funding for core services in the District, we are also working to address discrimination by employers and insurers against victims and survivors.

Recently, Councilmember Muriel Bowser introduced the Healthcare Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence Reform Act of 2010, which amends the D.C. Code to prohibit insurers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  The District is one of only a handful of jurisdictions that remains without this protection. This legislation reflects of recommendations that the Coalition provided to Mayor Fenty’s Administration. The Coalition will offer testimony in support of the legislation March 24th. (more…)

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